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  • "Maybe," I said feebly, "he's trying to be conciliatory and see the point of view of the other side."   (source)
    conciliatory = end bad feelings
  • ...he answered in a conciliatory tone.   (source)
    conciliatory = intended to ease bad feelings
  • I'm supposed to say something here, something to make him feel better, but I don't. I'm not feeling particularly conciliatory.   (source)
    conciliatory = (in the mood) to end bad feelings or build trust
  • Ashe attempted some conciliatory remark and he just shrugged irritably.   (source)
    conciliatory = intended to end bad feelings
  • Pozzo advances threateningly.
    VLADIMIR: (conciliating). I once knew...   (source)
    conciliating = attempting to end bad feelings or build trust
  • New Atlanta liked Rhett no better than old Atlanta had done and he made as little attempt to conciliate the one as he had the other.   (source)
    conciliate = end bad feelings or build trust
  • Gawaine made an effort to be conciliatory.   (source)
  • Also he saw one dog, that would neither conciliate nor obey, finally killed in the struggle for mastery.   (source)
    conciliate = attempted to end bad feelings or build trust
  • The educated Indians will be no good to us if there's a row, it's simply not worth while conciliating them, that's why they don't matter.   (source)
    conciliating = actions intended to end bad feelings or build trust
  • she was saying this by way of aggression, or that by way of conciliation.   (source)
    conciliation = action intended to end bad feelings or build trust
  • he was about as conciliatory to conventional mortals as Ibsen or Samuel Butler.   (source)
    conciliatory = to act in a manner intended to end bad feelings or build trust
  • The efforts of his father to conciliate him next day were a great humiliation to him.   (source)
    conciliate = make him feel better
  • Evidently he had no desire to terrorize the man, but to conciliate him, for his own purposes, for his manner was pleasant and suave.   (source)
    conciliate = attempt to end bad feelings or build trust
  • "I am sure she can," Swann hastened to conciliate him.   (source)
  • "Why, no," he hastened to say in a conciliating voice "I don't think I fought the whole battle yesterday."   (source)
    conciliating = attempting to end bad feelings or build trust
  • Napoleon very soon lost hope of conciliating the Russians,   (source)
  • Burke's "Speech on Conciliation with America"   (source)
    conciliation = actions intended to end bad feelings or build trust
  • They are more conciliating; they can persuade better.   (source)
    conciliating = attempting to end bad feelings or build trust
  • as Vronsky described how the government clerk, after subsiding for a while, would suddenly flare up again, as he recalled the details, and how Vronsky, at the last half word of conciliation, skillfully maneuvered a retreat, shoving Petritsky out before him.   (source)
    conciliation = actions intended to end bad feelings or build trust
  • ...she showed every possible desire to conciliate him,   (source)
    conciliate = attempt to end bad feelings or build trust
  • If you have never seen that sight, then suspend your decision about the propriety of devil-worship, and the expediency of conciliating the devil.   (source)
    conciliating = attempting to get along well with (end bad feelings or build trust)
  • D'Artagnan, on the contrary, quite full of his plans of conciliation and courtesy, approached the young men with a profound bow, accompanied by a most gracious smile.   (source)
    conciliation = ending bad feelings or building trust
  • he determined, on the present occasion, to be eminently conciliatory; for he well knew that although "Missis' orders" would undoubtedly be followed to the letter, yet he should gain a considerable deal by enlisting the spirit also.   (source)
    conciliatory = intending to end bad feelings or build trust
  • I imagined that they would be disgusted, until, by my gentle demeanour and conciliating words, I should first win their favour and afterwards their love.   (source)
    conciliating = attempting to end bad feelings or build trust
  • It has long been a practice with the whites to conciliate the important men of the Indians by presenting medals, which are worn in the place of their own rude ornaments.   (source)
    conciliate = build trust
  • There is no fault in a king's wish to conciliate a man with whom he has been quick to anger!   (source)
    conciliate = reconcile with (attempt to end bad feelings)
  • "Here," she said in a conciliatory tone.†   (source)
  • "Look," he said, sounding more conciliatory now, as a victor could afford to.†   (source)
  • Treena's voice turned uncharacteristically conciliatory.†   (source)
  • He held out his hands in a conciliatory gesture.†   (source)
  • My voice came out conciliatory.†   (source)
  • "Have you gone mad?" the woman hissed, first rolling her eyes at her partner, then flashing a miserable, conciliatory smile at the children.†   (source)
  • It was almost conciliatory, that "just," but not quite, not yet.†   (source)
  • Caesar places his hand on Peeta's chest in a gesture that's both self-protective and conciliatory.†   (source)
  • I'd made my voice conciliatory, and Ruth responded.†   (source)
  • Placid, tolerant, conciliatory Hobie: rumbling like a boiler about to explode.†   (source)
  • As for bringing back the goodwill, that was another conciliation.†   (source)
  • Kvothe made a conciliatory gesture with one hand, and smiled a tight smile.†   (source)
  • When the last one had left, she turned to me and, in a newly conciliatory voice, said, "I think your dog is still a little young for structured obedience training."†   (source)
  • I'm trying to be conciliatory, trying to be grown-up about this, but I suppose it's a little late for that.†   (source)
  • I gestured conciliation, and turned a cautioning look on Seivarden.†   (source)
  • He looked stung by this comment, and also angry, and she was angry as well, and after he had bathed, and washed his clothes, which he did perhaps as a conciliatory gesture or perhaps because once he was cleansed of his own grime he too realized something of what she had realized, they slept on the slender single bed together without speaking, without touching, or without touching more than the cramped space demanded, for this one night not unlike a couple that was long and unhappily married, a couple that made out of opportunities for joy, misery.†   (source)
  • the stairs ....: he said, in a conciliatory tone.†   (source)
  • "You see," continued another in a more conciliatory tone, "it's really quite strenuous doing nothing all day, so once a week we take a holiday and go nowhere, which was just where we were going when you came along.†   (source)
  • "I do, though," he said, and his voice was softer now, conciliatory, as if all this was fixable in some way.†   (source)
  • When they pick up the thread again, Barbara offers a bit of conciliatory praise, about how Sister Sharp, one of her fellow missionaries, told her at church last Sunday that "you were very mannerly.†   (source)
  • Sensing that he might have a situation on his hands, the BOP suit tried to be conciliatory.†   (source)
  • Barth had been a blacksmith's son who rose to be King's Hand during the reign ofJaehaerys the Conciliator.†   (source)
  • On March 22, in the House of Commons, Burke had delivered in his heavy Irish brogue one of the longest, most brilliant speeches of his career, calling for conciliation with America.†   (source)
  • Only Charles and Bert were conciliatory—to a degree.†   (source)
  • The colonel raised his hand in a conciliating gesture.†   (source)
  • "Come on, son," his voice amused and conciliatory.†   (source)
  • Annika assumed this was some kind of conciliatory gesture that perhaps corresponded to an apology in Salander's limited repertoire of expressions.†   (source)
  • But our attitude was conciliatory—"Look, people of Terra, we don't want to kill you.†   (source)
  • Amanda glanced at Lou, but even as she tried tothink of something conciliatory to say, her daughter proved swifter.†   (source)
  • "But they were wrong, Will," Tradd said in a patient, conciliatory voice.†   (source)
  • "Either way," he said after a conciliatory silence, "my paternity leave is over.†   (source)
  • Bill's voice was conciliatory.†   (source)
  • Again he sounded conciliatory, and it threw Benson off.†   (source)
  • She read the Bible for you the night you preached, didn't she?" asked another of the elders, in a conciliatory tone.†   (source)
  • Moreover, Africans who do obtain employment in the unskilled and semi-skilled occupations which are open to them are not allowed to form trade unions which have recognition under the Industrial Conciliation Act.†   (source)
  • Relating the grievances of each side, he asked for conciliation and understanding in the name of patriotism.†   (source)
  • The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.   (source)
    conciliate = end bad feelings or build trust
  • HECTOR. Very well. You'll dine with us, Dad, won't you?
    MALONE. [eager to conciliate him] Yes, yes.   (source)
    conciliate = attempt to end bad feelings or build trust
  • She seemed to respect him and even to wish to conciliate him.   (source)
    conciliate = build trust with
  • "Mother," replied the young man, "you have especial reasons for telling me to conciliate that man."   (source)
    conciliate = end bad feelings or build trust with
  • From the first he had sought to conciliate that gentleman,   (source)
    conciliate = attempt to end bad feelings or build trust
  • "I really don't know what to think about you," she began, in a feeble, perverse attempt at conciliation.   (source)
    conciliation = actions intended to end bad feelings or build trust
  • I am sure ... her fears will completely wear off, for there really is nothing in the manners of either but what is highly conciliating.   (source)
    conciliating = tending to build trust
  • He was so extremely conciliatory in his manner that he seemed to apologize to the very newspaper for taking the liberty of reading it.   (source)
    conciliatory = a manner intended to avoid ill will with others
  • said Berg, glancing round at Natasha, and as if anxious to conciliate her, replying to her intent look with a smile.   (source)
    conciliate = attempt to end bad feelings or build trust
  • Fyodor Pavlovitch seems to have been the first to suggest, apparently in joke, that they should all meet in Father Zossima's cell, and that, without appealing to his direct intervention, they might more decently come to an understanding under the conciliating influence of the elder's presence.   (source)
    conciliating = attempting to end bad feelings or build trust
  • it was not his soul which was in question, but his life (since he lacked that precious conciliator, which places itself so effectually between the bandit and the honest man--a purse).   (source)
    conciliator = something that ends bad feelings
  • 'He looks well, indeed,' returned Ralph, who, for some purposes of his own, seemed desirous to conciliate the schoolmaster.   (source)
    conciliate = attempt to end bad feelings or build trust
  • I perceived (here was the first disadvantage of not being a fool) that they conciliated me in an insolent pity, and in a sense of superiority.   (source)
    conciliated = attempted to end bad feelings or build trust
  • Yet his manners are so conciliating and gentle that the sailors are all interested in him, although they have had very little communication with him.   (source)
    conciliating = tending to build trust
  • This remark was not calculated to make Edward or Elinor more easy, nor to conciliate the good will of Lucy,   (source)
    conciliate = lessen bad feelings and build trust
  • Qrazdan spread his hands, a gesture of conciliation.†   (source)
  • Finally, David looked back at Thomas, then slowly got to his feet, raising a hand in conciliation as he did so.†   (source)
  • The thing looks well; it carries conciliation and healing with it, and may have a happy effect on parties.†   (source)
  • WITH HIS BROTHER Sir William's campaign succeeding splendidly in New Jersey, and the war rapidly losing support among the people there, Admiral Lord Howe decided to make yet another appeal for conciliation.†   (source)
  • The chaplain rose quickly and edged away from Yossarian's bed, and then nodded with a conciliating smile and promised to conduct himself with appropriate caution.†   (source)
  • THE MEMBERS of the House of Commons filed out directly to their own chamber, and debate on the King's address commenced "brisk and warm" in both houses, the opposition marshaling the case for conciliation with extraordinary force.†   (source)
  • Nor do I think we ought to wait a moment to know whether the French mean to give us any proofs of their desire to conciliate with us.†   (source)
  • While, on the one hand, the activity of her mind, and its thorough knowledge of all branches of domestic economy, enabled her almost wholly to relieve him from the caresincident to the concerns of private life; on the other, she was a friend whom it was his delight to consult in every perplexity of public affairs; and whose counsels never failed to partake of that happy harmony which prevailed in her character; in which intuitive judgment was blended with consummate prudence; the spirit of conciliation, with the spirit of her station, and the refinement of her sex.†   (source)
  • Nuper said in a conciliating tone, "Actually, if one looks closely at the school districts in Buffalo—if one examines the character of each school—one makes the discovery that the schools are monolithic.†   (source)
  • He came to believe that the future happiness of the country could only lie in a spirit of mutual conciliation and cooperation between the people of all sections and all states.†   (source)
  • The Clay Compromise of 1850, which sought to conciliate the differences between North and South as to the ultimate fate of these lands, thus assumed far-reaching importance.†   (source)
  • Others demonstrated courage through their acceptance of compromise, through their advocacy of conciliation, through their willingness to replace conflict with co-operation.†   (source)
  • His overbearing and merciless roughness, personal vindictiveness and uncompromising enmity drove away many whose support he might otherwise have won by conciliation.†   (source)
  • The spirit of conciliation in Webster's speech gave the North the righteous feeling that it had made every attempt to treat the South with fairness, and the defenders of the Union were thus united more strongly against what they felt to be Southern violations of those compromises ten years later.†   (source)
  • As he passed through these troubled times, Lamar came to understand that the sole hope for the South lay not in pursuing its ancient quarrels with the North but in promoting conciliation and in the development and restitution of normal Federal-state relations and the withdrawal of military rule.†   (source)
  • Some of my colleagues who are criticized today for lack of forthright principles—or who are looked upon with scornful eyes as compromising "politicians"—are simply engaged in the fine art of conciliating, balancing and interpreting the forces and factions of public opinion, an art essential to keeping our nation united and enabling our Government to function.†   (source)
  • But the legislator has some responsibility to conciliate those opposing forces within his state and party and to represent them in the larger clash of interests on the national level; and he alone knows that there are few if any issues where all the truth and all the right and all the angels are on one side.†   (source)
  • Thomas held his hands up in a conciliatory gesture.†   (source)
  • He did not expect, however, that his conciliatory attitude would be able to prevent the inevitable.†   (source)
  • Now he sounded almost conciliatory, as if he could divide us and conquer us.†   (source)
  • "I ...I think I understand, Reshi," Bast said in conciliatory tones.†   (source)
  • In an attempt to be conciliatory, I said, "Apparently the people who own this house have a bakery.†   (source)
  • Alec walks toward Boss, holding his hands up in a conciliatory gesture.†   (source)
  • It was nice, conciliatory bait Cotton was throwing out, only Lou was not in a conciliatory mood.†   (source)
  • Alysanne, the wife of King Jaehaerys the Conciliator.†   (source)
  • Cersei had no idea what Jaehaerys the Conciliator might have sworn.†   (source)
  • Recognizing that he may have unintentionally insulted an artist, the Count adopted a more conciliatory tone.†   (source)
  • These ways of speaking that were neither conciliatory nor tentative came roughly to my tongue exactly when a tone was needed that would not offend.†   (source)
  • He pressed one hand firmly down on Minho's back, then held the other one up toward Jorge in a conciliatory gesture.†   (source)
  • Cob gave a conciliatory nod.†   (source)
  • In Pete's worst years, it never seemed to occur to her to scale back her behavior, to seek fewer disagreements, or to be more conciliatory.†   (source)
  • Maybe I would have been more conciliatory tonight if I hadn't suddenly remembered—" The phone rang, and I answered it, even though you weren't supposed to in a thunderstorm.†   (source)
  • At that sight, I gave up my last reservations, felt the thrust of real confidence, so when she stepped onto the porch, composing herself to be conciliatory—I could see that—I opened the door for her.†   (source)
  • I did, I suppose, hope that she might finally relent a little and make some conciliatory response or other, allowing us once and for all to put the whole episode behind us.†   (source)
  • "Powder and artillery are the most efficacious, sure and infallible conciliatory measures we can adopt," Adams wrote privately.†   (source)
  • Did not Jaehaerys the Conciliator once swear upon the Iron Throne itself that the crown would always protect and defend the Faith?†   (source)
  • Both of you can learn something from this silliness Pig, you've simply got to learn to rely on your wits," Tradd continued in a gentle, conciliatory tone.†   (source)
  • Her response was conciliatory.†   (source)
  • His tone was oddly conciliatory.†   (source)
  • "The Mountain's men were always fighters," he said in a conciliatory tone, "and we may have need of every sword against these sellswords.†   (source)
  • You will submit your resignation when you report to my office tomorrow," the General declared, but then his voice softened, became conciliatory, ingratiating, as though he realized he was pushing too hard, too quickly.†   (source)
  • The squire Whitebeard, standing by the figurehead with one lean hand curled about his tall hardwood staff, turned toward them and said, "Balerion the Black Dread was two hundred years old when he died during the reign of Jaehaerys the Conciliator.†   (source)
  • Just as Maegor the Cruel once took the swords from the Faith, so Jaehaerys the Conciliator deprived us of the scales of judgment.†   (source)
  • But I was not content with all that was done, and almost every day, I had something to say about advising the states to institute governments, to express my total despair of any good coming from the petition or of those things which were called conciliatory measures.†   (source)
  • Lord North, the Prime Minister, had delivered a conciliatory speech to Parliament; George III even recommended opening a channel of communication with "that insidious man" Franklin, with the result that a host of British agents began beating a path to Paris to ascertain what peace terms the Americans might consider.†   (source)
  • The girl, stifling her very lively concern as to the possible effects of the whiskey on one of my father's chief mourners, concentrated on being conciliatory and practically helpful.†   (source)
  • Despite Calhoun's own intransigence, his Charleston Mercury praised Webster's address as "noble in language, generous and conciliatory in tone.†   (source)
  • Indeed it is frequently the compromisers and conciliators who are faced with the severest tests of political courage as they oppose the extremist views of their constituents.†   (source)
  • John Baptist said in his own language, and with the quick conciliatory manner of his own countrymen.†   (source)
  • If they had known about us, you might have felt yourself called upon to conciliate them.†   (source)
  • Notwithstanding which, I feel a little—I don't want to use a strong word—now shall I say hurt?' asked Mr Meagles at once with frankness and moderation, and with a conciliatory appeal in his tone.†   (source)
  • He was sorry that his noble mind should take offence; still, he felt the fact to be not incompatible with its nobility, and sought to propitiate and conciliate that gallant soul.†   (source)
  • 'If John Barnacle,' said Mrs Gowan, after the degeneracy of the times had been fully ascertained, 'if John Barnacle had but abandoned his most unfortunate idea of conciliating the mob, all would have been well, and I think the country would have been preserved.'†   (source)
  • Without any conciliation of him, scarcely addressing him, rather speaking as if she were speaking to her own looking-glass for the justification of her own stubbornness, she said, as she gave them to him: 'Now you may know what I mean by hating!†   (source)
  • The hero, instead of conquering or conciliating the power of the threshold, is swallowed into the unknown, and would appear to have died.†   (source)
  • Every means that had been tried to conciliate him, to restore him to reason, had failed* Now I have unimpeachable evidence to the effect that before he left France he clearly prophesied, in the presence of numerous witnesses, that he had not long to live, and that he would be killed in England.†   (source)
  • The hero may defeat or conciliate this power and go alive into the kingdom of the dark (brother-battle, dragon-battle; offering, charm), or be slain by the opponent and descend in death (dismemberment, crucifixion).†   (source)
  • The secretary hesitated a moment and laughed in a conciliating fashion.†   (source)
  • It was easier to change the town completely than to conciliate it!†   (source)
  • He wanted to explain and conciliate her, but he also wanted to be well out of Chicago.†   (source)
  • It is useless to attempt to conciliate you: I see I have made an eternal enemy of you.†   (source)
  • "Inspector Javert," replied the mayor, in a calm and conciliating tone, "listen.†   (source)
  • Oh, yes; but Madame has not conciliated that little woman he was so fond of.†   (source)
  • His struggle with his fury and hate showed that the thing uppermost in his mind was the need of conciliating Gulden and thus regaining a hold over the men.†   (source)
  • Hegglund, as he could see, was vain and noisy and foolish—a person who could be taken in and conciliated by a little flattery.†   (source)
  • Was it too late to conciliate him?†   (source)
  • This group of men honor Mr. Washington for his attitude of conciliation toward the white South; they accept the "Atlanta Compromise" in its broadest interpretation; they recognize, with him, many signs of promise, many men of high purpose and fair judgment, in this section; they know that no easy task has been laid upon a region already tottering under heavy burdens.†   (source)
  • There had been deputations and conciliation committees under the auspices of Turton, and all the normal work of Chandrapore had been hung up.†   (source)
  • He knew well that Nastasia thoroughly understood him and where to wound him and how, and therefore, as the marriage was still only in embryo, Totski decided to conciliate her by giving it up.†   (source)
  • His programme of industrial education, conciliation of the South, and submission and silence as to civil and political rights, was not wholly original; the Free Negroes from 1830 up to war-time had striven to build industrial schools, and the American Missionary Association had from the first taught various trades; and Price and others had sought a way of honorable alliance with the best of the Southerners.†   (source)
  • They carried everything to extremes, these two, as was probably necessary for the sake of argument, and squabbled fiercely over the most extreme choices, whereas it seemed to him that what one might, in a spirit of conciliation, declare truly human or humane had to lie somewhere in the middle of this intolerant contentiousness, somewhere between rhetorical humanism and illiterate barbarism.†   (source)
  • He had to inspire with his own confidence a lot of people who had hidden and absurd reasons to hang back; he had to conciliate imbecile jealousies, and argue away all sorts of senseless mistrusts.†   (source)
  • She flamed with anger and abasement, and the sickening need of having to conciliate where she longed to humble.†   (source)
  • Again and again, as he looked at each brutal performance, the lesson was driven home to Buck: a man with a club was a lawgiver, a master to be obeyed, though not necessarily conciliated.†   (source)
  • He could not conciliate the forest.†   (source)
  • People she had thought deeply religious, and had tried to conciliate on that tack with disastrous results, suddenly took an interest in her, and revealed a hostility to conventional religion which she had never conceived possible except among the most desperate characters.†   (source)
  • Slowly, exceedingly slowly, his desire to greet, conciliate, and make at home these people who visited the Warren Street place passed from him.†   (source)
  • What is the use of all these reforms, and Conciliation Committees for Mohurram, and shall we cut the tazia short or shall we carry it another route, and Councils of Notables and official parties where the English sneer at our skins?†   (source)
  • The servant, though of course he could not have expressed all this as the prince did, still clearly entered into it and was greatly conciliated, as was evident from the increased amiability of his expression.†   (source)
  • A spirit of conciliation prescribed the observance of distinct principles in the formation of these two assemblies.†   (source)
  • It was on this occasion, as during his whole life, John's misfortune, not perfectly to understand the characters of those whom he wished to conciliate.†   (source)
  • There was a little tremor in Tom's voice as he uttered the last words, and Maggie's ready affection came back with as sudden a glow as when they were children, and bit their cake together as a sacrament of conciliation.†   (source)
  • If there were any bitterness in his nature, it could only show itself against the man who refused to be conciliated by him.†   (source)
  • The nonchalance[160] of boys who are sure of a dinner, and would disdain as much as a lord to do or say aught to conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature.†   (source)
  • The dreadful revolutionary title was dropped, and the body, with its branches, acted under the respectable name of the 'Board of Conciliation and its local offices.'†   (source)
  • Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram received her very kindly; and Sir Thomas, seeing how much she needed encouragement, tried to be all that was conciliating: but he had to work against a most untoward gravity of deportment; and Lady Bertram, without taking half so much trouble, or speaking one word where he spoke ten, by the mere aid of a good-humoured smile, became immediately the less awful character of the two.†   (source)
  • Our heroine might have yielded but for this appeal; for it began to appear to her that the wisest course would be to conciliate the enemy by concessions instead of exasperating them by resistance.†   (source)
  • As it was, she constantly doubted her own conclusions, because she felt her own ignorance: how could she be confident that one-roomed cottages were not for the glory of God, when men who knew the classics appeared to conciliate indifference to the cottages with zeal for the glory?†   (source)
  • As though such a stone wall really were a consolation, and really did contain some word of conciliation, simply because it is as true as twice two makes four.†   (source)
  • And so having easily won the daughter's good-will, the indefatigable little woman bent herself to conciliate the august Lady Southdown.†   (source)
  • The old man turned towards her, with a look of kindness and interest, that was even more conciliating than the ordinary, upright, and benevolent expression of his weather-beaten countenance.†   (source)
  • On our way home, I so conciliated Peepy's affections by buying him a windmill and two flour-sacks that he would suffer nobody else to take off his hat and gloves and would sit nowhere at dinner but at my side.†   (source)
  • This timidity, which might proceed from the astonishment of innocence as well as the shame of guilt, conciliated some in his favor; for men who are truly generous are always ready to compassionate when the misfortune of their enemy surpasses the limits of their hatred.†   (source)
  • "But we can wait a long time," said poor Catherine, in a tone which was meant to express the humblest conciliation, but which had upon her father's nerves the effect of an iteration not characterised by tact.†   (source)
  • She resumed her walk, but again paused, after a few steps, and added, in tones of conciliation: "You can be serving us equally, and, I presume, more agreeably to yourself, Mr. Edwards, by bringing us a string of your favorite perch for the dinner-table," When they again began to walk Miss Temple did not look back to see how the youth bore this repulse; but the head of Louisa was turned several times before they reached the gate on that considerate errand.†   (source)
  • It seemed to him of evil omen that the young lady he wished to marry, and whose fastidious father he doubted of his ability to conciliate, should be immured in a kind of domestic fortress, a pile which bore a stern old Roman name, which smelt of historic deeds, of crime and craft and violence, which was mentioned in "Murray" and visited by tourists who looked, on a vague survey, disappointed and depressed, and which had frescoes by Caravaggio in the piano nobile and a row of mutilated statues and dusty urns in the wide, nobly-arched loggia overhanging the damp court where a fountain gushed out of a mossy niche.†   (source)
  • In the French circle of Helene and Rumyantsev the reports of the cruelty of the enemy and of the war were contradicted and all Napoleon's attempts at conciliation were discussed.†   (source)
  • He wished to banish from the minds of the chivalry around him his own indecent and unacceptable jest respecting the Jewess Rebecca; he was desirous of conciliating Alicia's father Waldemar, of whom he stood in awe, and who had more than once shown himself dissatisfied during the course of the day's proceedings.†   (source)
  • He was often invited to the Bulstrodes'; but the girls there were hardly out of the schoolroom; and Mrs. Bulstrode's naive way of conciliating piety and worldliness, the nothingness of this life and the desirability of cut glass, the consciousness at once of filthy rags and the best damask, was not a sufficient relief from the weight of her husband's invariable seriousness.†   (source)
  • These were Sergey Ivanovitch, Katavasov, a university friend, now professor of natural science, whom Levin had met in the street and insisted on taking home with him, and Tchirikov, his best man, a Moscow conciliation-board judge, Levin's companion in his bear-hunts.†   (source)
  • Philip felt some bitter complacency in the promising stupidity of this well-made, active-looking boy; but made polite by his own extreme sensitiveness, as well as by his desire to conciliate, he checked his inclination to laugh, and said quietly,— "I've done with the grammar; I don't learn that any more."†   (source)
  • Oliver was but too glad to make himself useful; too happy to have some faces, however bad, to look upon; too desirous to conciliate those about him when he could honestly do so; to throw any objection in the way of this proposal.†   (source)
  • *v In this manner popularity may be conciliated with hostility to the rights of the people, and the secret slave of tyranny may be the professed admirer of freedom.†   (source)
  • "Has my brother been a warrior?" said the wily Teton, in a tone that he intended should be conciliating.†   (source)
  • Only be a loving child to me in my age, and bear with my whims and fancies; and you will do more for an old woman whose prime of life was not so happy or conciliating as it might have been, than ever that old woman did for you.'†   (source)
  • Rawdon Crawley, on the other hand, like a selfish heavy dragoon as he was, never took the least trouble to conciliate his aunt's aides-de-camp, showed his contempt for the pair with entire frankness—made Firkin pull off his boots on one occasion—sent her out in the rain on ignominious messages—and if he gave her a guinea, flung it to her as if it were a box on the ear.†   (source)
  • "Eh, here's Mester Massey," said Mr. Craig, who, being a neutral in the dispute, had no interest but in conciliation; "the schoolmaster ought to be able to tell you what's right.†   (source)
  • Her air was not conciliating, nor was her manner of receiving them such as to make her visitors forget their inferior rank.†   (source)
  • The mouth of Paul was again stopped by the hand of Ellen, who took on herself to reply, in her conciliating tones: "we should be all of a family, when it is in our power to serve each other.†   (source)
  • "For all this," continued Milady, "I should long ago have revenged myself on him if, and I don't know why, the cardinal had not requested me to conciliate him."†   (source)
  • I pass over Mr. Wickfield's proposing my aunt, his proposing Mr. Dick, his proposing Doctors' Commons, his proposing Uriah, his drinking everything twice; his consciousness of his own weakness, the ineffectual effort that he made against it; the struggle between his shame in Uriah's deportment, and his desire to conciliate him; the manifest exultation with which Uriah twisted and turned, and held him up before me.†   (source)
  • You may imagine that Tom's more and more obvious unlikeness to his father was well fitted to conciliate the maternal aunts and uncles; and Mr. Deane's favorable reports and predictions to Mr. Glegg concerning Tom's qualifications for business began to be discussed amongst them with various acceptance.†   (source)
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